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Welcome to the Surrey Lieutenancy. This website seeks to inform and update you on the role of our Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Sarah Goad JP, and the far-reaching ways in which the Lieutenancy supports and impacts on the life  of this county.

Clandon Park destroyed by fire
The devastating fire that tore through Clandon Park House on Wednesday 29th April destroyed most of its roof, ceilings and floors, leaving the Grade 1 listed building essentially a shell. More...

New Year Honours for Surrey
Mrs Fiona Woolf CBE, Lord Mayor of the City of London 2013/14 and only the second woman to hold the role since 1189, has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the legal profession, diversity and the City of London. The fashion designer Mary Quant – aka Barbara Plunkett-Greene OBE – was also made a Dame Commander for services to British fashion. Frimley Park Hospitals chief executive Andrew Morris has been knighted for more than 40 years' service to the NHS. More...

New Bishop for Guildford Diocese
The Right Reverend Andrew Watson, presently Suffragan Bishop of Aston, has been appointed Bishop to the Diocese of Guildford. The enthronement of Bishop Andrew will take place at a service in Guildford Cathedral on 28th February 2015 at 11 am. More...

Cathedral Appeal hits first milestone
The important appeal by Guildford Appeal has hit £1.3 million, its first milestone. This has now triggered the Heritage Lottery Fund contribution and work is progressing to rectify the deterioration of the acoustic plaster on the ceiling vaults. More...

High Sheriff’s Service for the Judiciary
This annual event in Surrey – to mark the start of the new legal term and offer support to those responsible for keeping the law of the land – took place on Friday 3rd October at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford. More...

Armed Forces events in Surrey
There is now a calendar available for 2014 and 2015 that lists armed forces, first world war and community covenant events that are both specific to Surrey and nationwide. More...

Magna Carta 800th anniversary
2015 sees the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta on the fields of Runnymede in 1215, when the Barons got the better of King John. Celebratory events are planned in Surrey and on the big day itself, Monday 15th June, More...

National Armed Services Day
Guildford Borough Council is delighted to be hosting the UK’s National Armed Services Day on Sunday 28th June, 2015. There will be a service in the Guildford Cathedral, a parade in Guildford High Street More...


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